Scotland 7s unchanged in Cape Town

Scotland 7s Head Coach John Dalziel has named an unchanged squad for this weekend’s Cape Town tournament.

Dalziel has no injury concerns and shows faith in the same thirteen men that reached the Quarter Finals in Dubai last weekend.

Scotland faced a tough challenge in Dubai, coming up against the top three sides in the world and were knocked out by eventual Cup Winners New Zealand.

They have been drawn against Canada, Australia and Wales in Pool D in South Africa.

John Dalziel said: “Spirits are high, the boys have recovered well and are looking forward to the weekend at what is one of the best rugby venues on the series.

“We were pleased with many elements of our performance, especially on day one last weekend. There were encouraging signs as we move forward with this group.

“There is now a real determination to become a regular top 8 side and improve on last weekend. We have started by looking at certain areas that we can control and in which we can improve. We hope this can be reflected in our performance in South Africa.

“We have another tough group, with Australia who look like the real deal this season, as well as Canada who are one of the most settled and experienced squads on the series and a young and passionate Welsh side who will be looking to kick on this weekend.”

 

Scotland 7s squad to compete at the second leg of the 2018/19 HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series in Cape Town (World Series tournaments in brackets)

 

1. Scott Riddell (68)

2. Nyle Godsmark (19)

3. Kyle Steyn (3)

4. Robbie Fergusson (CC) (10)

5. Harvey Elms (8)

6. Glenn Bryce (17)

7. Jamie Farndale (CC) (32)

8. Jo Nayacavou (37)

9. Sam Pecqueur (2)

10. Gavin Lowe (25)

11. Max McFarland (11)

12. Ross McCann (3)

13. Mungo Mason (0)

 

Scotland 7s Fixtures in Cape Town. 8 – 9 December. (Kick-offs UK Time)

 

 Saturday 8 December

 

8.15am Scotland 7s v Canada 7s

11.36am Scotland 7s v Wales 7s

3.19pm Scotland 7s v Australia 7s

 

Sunday 9 December

 

TBC